Here are some funny websites making fun of Fred Phelps’s “ministry” of
“God Hates Fags.” As you probably know, Phelps has shown up at
denominational meetings for years to be a counter-protester when there
are gay and lesbian protesters present. Lately he has been protesting
at the funeral of soldiers killed in Iraq to say that we are in such a
war because this country tolerates gay people. The whole thing is just
sickening to me, especially showing up at funerals. So, these make fun
of Phelps’s message but make a wonderful point. Enjoy.
The first is a website called “God Hates Figs.” Very, very clever.
http://www.godhatesfigs.com. Be sure to navigate the whole website.
The other two are songs. One is called “The Bible Says.”
http://www.eveningservice.com/Video. After watching the video, go to
this guy’s website (http://www.lovegodsway.org) to see the interview
with his “real self” sitting next to his character. Very funny.
The second video is called “We Hate the World” and is a take-off of the
song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie in the 80s that
sparked the first Live Aid. http://my.break.com/content/view.aspx?ContentId=278059.
Also very funny. You have to watch to the end to see where it is going.
All these make a great point–let’s stop hating in the name of Christ
and get back to the deeper and simpler questions of faith like “What
would Jesus do?” I recognize that none of us can truly answer that
question with absolute certainty, but I believe that he would always
fall on the side of radical inclusiveness.